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Date:         Thu, 7 Dec 2006 23:50:05 -0500
Reply-To:     "James F. Flynn Jr." <jim.flynn@MINDSPRING.COM>
Sender:       Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "James F. Flynn Jr." <jim.flynn@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject:      GA RBA, 12/6/2006
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* Georgia * Georgia statewide * December 6, 2006 * GAGA0612.06

- Birds Reported

CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD EURASIAN WIGEON COMMON EIDER Western Kingbird SNOW BUNTING Black Scoter Snow Goose Common Goldeneye Baltimore Oriole Willet Dunlin Eared Grebe Common Loon Horned Grebe Bonaparte’s Gull Redhead Merlin Vermilion Flycatcher American Bittern Bald Eagle American White Pelican Red-throated Loon Greater Scaup Red-breasted Merganser


hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert date: December 7, 2006 number: 770-493-8862 to report: 770-493-8862 or lambertsewell AT coverage: Statewide compiled: December 6, 2006 (8:54 PM) compiler: Jeff Sewell transcriber: James F. Flynn, Jr.

An adult male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD has returned to the feeder of Pat (Patricia) White in Decatur, Dekalb Co., for the third year in a row. Please email Pat at patriciawhite AT if you would like to try to see the bird. Her address is 2210 Fair Oaks Dr.

On December 2, two visiting British birders observed a EURASIAN WIGEON on the ocean off of the Beachview Motel on Jekyll Island. They also observed an immature male COMMON EIDER offshore on the south end of the island, as well as a WESTERN KINGBIRD in the vicinity of the motel. [DeLorme: p. 63, grid H-7; Birding Georgia: p. 203]

A SNOW BUNTING was reported from the beach area on Little St. Simons Island over Thanksgiving weekend. [DeLorme: p. 63, grid D-9]

The two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS that had been seen over the past several weeks at Bear Creek Reservoir, Jackson Co., were not seen on Wednesday. However, the BLACK SCOTER was seen. Bear Creek Reservoir is along GA 330 in southern Jackson Co. west of Athens. [DeLorme: p. 22, grid G-1]

An adult SNOW GOOSE was reported a few miles south of Subligna, Chattooga Co., on Wednesday, 11/29.

A male COMMON GOLDENEYE has returned to same pond on Skidaway Island, Chatham Co., for the 7th year in a row. A BALTIMORE ORIOLE was also reported from the island.

On 12/4, a WILLET, 12 DUNLIN and 20 EARED GREBES were reported at Lake Juliette, Monroe Co., along with COMMON LOONS HORNED GREBES and BONAPARTE’S GULL.

Ten COMMON GOLDENEYES and 75 REDHEADS were observed at West Point Lake, Troup Co., on 12/3. [DeLorme: p. 24, grid E/F-2; Birding Georgia: p. 64]

A MERLIN was seen ˝ mile north of the Florence Marina State Park, Stewart Co. [DeLorme: p. 48, grid A-1; Birding Georgia: p. 131]

The female VERMILION FLYCATCHER continues near the silos at the Eufaula NWR-Bradley Unit, Stewart Co. Also, seen were an AMERICAN BITTERN and 3 adult BALD EAGLES. [DeLorme: p. 48, grid B-1; Birding Georgia: p. 131]

At Bagby SP along Walter F. George Lake in Clay Co., 160 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were reported on 12/2. A RED-THROATED LOON, 5 GREATER SCAUP and 20 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER were seen on the lake from the dam. [DeLorme: p. 48, grid G-1; Birding Georgia: p. 131]

This concludes the current edition of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert. For information about the Georgia Ornithological Society, see, or email us at information AT To join GOS, send a check for $20 to GOS, P.O. Box 181, High Shoals, GA 30645.

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Take care,

Jim Flynn Forsyth Co., GA ******************************

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